Actress Renée Zellweger is famous for her role in bringing some of our most beloved romantic comedies to life. From her work in “Jerry Maguire” (you can pretty much hear her saying “You had me at hello”) to “Bridget Jones’s Diary”, wherein Zellweger plays the incredibly charming, if imperfect Bridget Jones.
And now, it seems as though Zellweger herself has her very own meet cute on her hands. Zellweger is reportedly dating Ant Anstead, whom she met on the set of his new Discovery+ show, “Celebrity IOU Joyride” (via TMZ). Zellweger appears on an episode of the show, as does other celebrities like Octavia Spencer, Tony Hawk, and Mary J. Blige.
The show is a spinoff of the popular “Celebrity IOU”, helmed by the “Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott, but instead of fixing up a home for someone in their lives, they’ll instead be souping up the ride of their dreams (via Heavy).
While filming her episode, Zellweger somehow got her hands on Anstead’s work boots. Zellweger went to return them and from there, they began their romance. Depending on how things end, it could make for the beginnings of a great rom com.
Keeping it in the HGTV family
While true HGTV heads know, Ant Anstead is fresh off a divorce from Christina Haack, who hosts her very own HGTV show, “Christina on the Coast” (via USA Today). The pair wed in December 2018 and together share a one-year-old son, Hudson. Their divorce was just recently finalized after they announced their separation nine months earlier.
When going public with the news, the two emphasized that their focus going forward will be on co-parenting their child. “I don’t need anything but Hudson and my health,” Anstead told People. “All of a sudden, I just had this overwhelming sense of gratitude,” he said in the aftermath of his divorce.
For her part, the Oscar-winning actress has been linked to Bradley Cooper and Doyle Bramhall II (via Good Housekeeping). Most famously, Zellweger was very briefly married to country star Kenny Chesney, to whom she got engaged after only five months. The pair later split four months later, with the marriage annulled.
While it’s unclear what will be for Anstead and Zellweger, one thing is for sure, Zellweger won’t be talking about their relationship in the press.
“I won’t talk about who I’m dating. Because it’s dumb,” Zellweger has said previously. “It leads to nowhere good. I let everybody else in the media do that for me. It takes the responsibility off my shoulders!” (via AZQuotes).
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